Bird Watching in Costa Rica

Bird watching in Costa Rica is very popular. There are so many beautiful, rare and exotic birds to see in different parts of Costa Rica. You can see beautiful birds in either of our local national parks, Cabo Blanco or Curu. We offer a guided tour through the parks with a nature specialist who will point out and photograph animals, birds, and other wildlife. For those who love to check out the wildlife in Costa Rica, this is a great option to learn more about our native wildlife. For those who are passionate about birding, you will not be disappointed.

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Weddings in Costa Rica

A destination beach wedding can be a great option if you are looking for a romantic and exotic backdrop. costa rica destination wedding beach wedding weddings costa rica We offer full service wedding planning and coordination and take care of all services in house. We make wedding planning easy! Enjoy a fun and relaxing vacation with friends and family and have a great party with the ones you love to celebrate. Get married on the beach or the lawn and choose exactly what you’d like for your special day. Weddings in Costa Rica are a great way to celebrate your love!

Vegan Travel in Costa Rica

Traveling as a vegan can be challenging, but luckily we’ve made vegan travel in Costa Rica easy! We offer a delicious vegan menu in our restaurant. We’ve replaced meats or fish with tofu, used coconut milk instead of cream, and lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in our vegan dishes. Our restaurant is proud to offer such a tasty vegan menu. We have also been recommended by PETA as a vegan friendly resort and restaurant.

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Fresh fruit and coconut milk smoothies!

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Namaste Spring Rolls, fresh veggies, avocado and sesame dipping sauce.

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Vegan trio of chocolate truffles!

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Vegan banana chocolate mousse.

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Ylang Ylang Curry made with homemade coconut milk.

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Asian Rice noodles made with a ginger coconut cream sauce.


Food in Costa Rica

Rice and beans are the most typical food in Costa Rica. Rice and beans are served with every meal here in Costa Rica. Breakfast is Gallo Pinto, a mixture of rice, beans and spices, eggs, cheese, tortillas and plantains.

Lunch and dinner is rice, beans, and usually some kind of meat or fish. Food in Costa Rica is not spicy but does have delicious flavor. Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we offer a number of breakfast options including the Tipical Costa Rican breakfast. We also offer a Casado for lunch and dinner which is a typical meal. This includes rice, beans, fish or chicken, plantains, salad, and vegetables. This can also be done vegetarian with avocado. Come experience Costa Rican food. Always made with love!

Traditional Costa Rican breakfast

Typical Costa Rican breakfast served with rice and beans (gallo pinto), eggs, tortillas, sweet plantains, and white cheese.


Romantic Beach Dinner

Enjoy a special evening on the beach. Relax with your toes in the sand during your romantic beach dinner. Enjoy a three course meal from our menu including an appetizer, main course, and dessert. Choose from our sushi, seafood, chicken, raw, vegan and vegetarian dishes. The package also includes a cocktail per person and a bottle of wine or champagne to share. The perfect way to celebrate or treat yourself to something special while on vacation in Costa Rica. Add this special dinner as a part of your honeymoon, anniversary, or birthday trip!

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Rainy Season in Costa Rica

With our first couple of rains this season, some might be wondering, “what should I expect the weather to be during rainy season in Costa Rica?” Many times people are concerned that the rainy season may ruin their vacation or beach time. Fortunately, most of rainy season is pretty mild and you can still enjoy a wonderful vacation in Costa Rica. Rainy season in Montezuma means that there will likely be some rain every few days. Sometimes it will rain all night and sometimes it will rain for a short while during the day. The rain usually never lasts the whole day, but will instead rain a little bit here and there. That means that there is plenty of dry time during the day to explore and enjoy. Once the rain begins and there are more clouds, it actually cools down a bit and it’s very pleasant to enjoy the beach without the burning sun!

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Costa Rica Wedding

beach wedding This weekend we had a fabulous beach wedding. Bamboo chairs and tiki torches at the ceremony made for a very rustic and natural look. Each tiki torch had purple and white flower arrangements. A Costa Rica wedding is the perfect way to kick back and relax. We take care of all of the planning and arrangements for you ahead of time, so that the bride and groom can arrive and enjoy their wedding with their friends and family. Our wedding dinner is a goumet buffet with an organic salad bar, chips and dips, bread and spreads, lasagna, rice, vegetables and a grill with fresh fish and chicken. The night ended with a chocolate wedding cake!

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Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

A fun day trip to take with friends, family, or your loved one. Venture off the beaches of Montezuma in the morning on a speedboat to Tortuga Island, Costa Rica. The 45 minute boat ride will take you along the coast to see quiet, undeveloped beaches, a waterfall, and small islands. Land at Tortuga Island, a beautiful white sand beach, with palm trees, and turquoise clear waters. Enjoy some snorkeling and a prepared BBQ lunch on the beach. Tortuga Island also offers many different types of activities like jet skiing, kayaking, and a banana boat. There is wildlife to see and a gift shop to explore. Enjoy a great day on the island!

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Banana boat adventure at Tortuga Island.

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Tortuga Island

An aerial view of Tortuga Island.

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Boat Ride to Tortuga Island


Family Beach Suite in Costa Rica

Traveling with a larger family can get complicated and expensive. Our family beach suite in Costa Rica is perfect to accommodate your family in one room for an affordable price. Our rates include breakfast and dinner. Therefore taking care of feeding the whole family during your trip. The family beach suite includes two queen beds on the main floor, a loft with a king bed, air conditioning, hot water, a large bathroom, and an balcony with an ocean view. It can hold up to 6 guests total, but is more ideal for 4-5 people. family vacation costa ricabeach vacation costa rica family trip costa rica

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Family Vacation in Costa Rica

What better place to take a family vacation in Costa Rica? There are activities for all ages and abilities. Relax by the pool or sit in a hammock on the beach, go ziplining, horseback riding, ATV riding, fishing, bike riding or surfing. There are activities for every interest. Each person in the family can find something they enjoy. Try new activities as a family. Enjoy a family adventure together! A family vacation in paradise is the perfect way to enjoy time together. fishing in costa rica costa rica waterfalls

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Banana boat adventure at Tortuga Island.

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